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Halfords Cable and Key Bike Lock - 90cm - Was £10, Now £2.00 - free c&c

£2.00 @ Halfords
Save £8 on this bike lock at Halfords. Reduced to £2!
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Save £8 on this bike lock at Halfords. Reduced to £2!
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2 Likes #1
This can only keep your bike safe from honest person :D
3 Likes #2
Alright for locking your wheels to the frame, but I personally wouldn't use it as my main and only lock! :o
2 Likes #3
They say you should buy a bike lock that is about one tenth the price of your bike, i.e. £500 bike - spend £50 on a lock.

By that reckoning, this lock should only be used on a bike worth £20 (_;)
1 Like #4
Reviews not good.

braken68
20 June 2012
As you can probably guess from the title, I am recommending against anyone buying this product.
Unbelievably, this was the first time I had used the lock. I arrived at work at 9:50 and the bike was gone at 12:45. The lock had been cut or snipped though. Looking at the quality of the wires that make up the main cable, the thief could have used a pair of scissors to get though it.
I locked my bike on a private pedestrianised walkway directly under 4 security cameras and outside a security office. With all this in mind the thief must have taken only seconds to 'bypass' this DREADFULL bike lock and cycle away on my beloved bicycle.
From this experience I can only recommend that you not buy Halfords own brand locks! They are substandard, a complete waste of money and you will end up loosing a lot more cost wise than spending a bit extra on a proper lock.
Personally I have been put off purchasing any Halfords own brand products in the future. I wouldn't want to get burned again by useless tatt!
I don't like as much:no apparent resistance to theft whatsoever, bike stolen on first use of lock
Quality
1 / 5
#5
Not available to c and c at my local Halfords but I can see it in stock a little further afield. Heat added
3 Likes #6
can get the same in pound land
2 Likes #7
Derek_Duval
Reviews not good.

braken68
20 June 2012
As you can probably guess from the title, I am recommending against anyone buying this product.
Unbelievably, this was the first time I had used the lock. I arrived at work at 9:50 and the bike was gone at 12:45. The lock had been cut or snipped though. Looking at the quality of the wires that make up the main cable, the thief could have used a pair of scissors to get though it.
I locked my bike on a private pedestrianised walkway directly under 4 security cameras and outside a security office. With all this in mind the thief must have taken only seconds to 'bypass' this DREADFULL bike lock and cycle away on my beloved bicycle.
From this experience I can only recommend that you not buy Halfords own brand locks! They are substandard, a complete waste of money and you will end up loosing a lot more cost wise than spending a bit extra on a proper lock.
Personally I have been put off purchasing any Halfords own brand products in the future. I wouldn't want to get burned again by useless tatt!
I don't like as much:no apparent resistance to theft whatsoever, bike stolen on first use of lock
Quality
1 / 5


​But I'd you're going to use a thin cable to hold a bike what do you expect?
My bike isn't worth much, but it has 2 locks on it 90% of the time. Unless I walk into a corner shop, only one gets used.

I wouldn't trust a thin lock for my bike, and I wouldn't go without putting the lock through my front quick release.

People are scum, don't give them a reason to try steal off your bike.
1 Like #8
This type of lock is pretty much useless, easy to cut and thieves can break the lock off by either yanking the bike or twisting it around and around like a tourniquet.

I'd sooner use a long rope:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tufnWwV2J5I:) (contains swearing)


Edited By: melted on Feb 16, 2017 14:59: linked to original
1 Like #9
JC1997
This can only keep your bike safe from honest person :D

dewonderful
They say you should buy a bike lock that is about one tenth the price of your bike, i.e. £500 bike - spend £50 on a lock.
By that reckoning, this lock should only be used on a bike worth £20 (_;)

Derek_Duval
Reviews not good.
braken68
20 June 2012
As you can probably guess from the title, I am recommending against anyone buying this product.
Unbelievably, this was the first time I had used the lock. I arrived at work at 9:50 and the bike was gone at 12:45. The lock had been cut or snipped though. Looking at the quality of the wires that make up the main cable, the thief could have used a pair of scissors to get though it.
I locked my bike on a private pedestrianised walkway directly under 4 security cameras and outside a security office. With all this in mind the thief must have taken only seconds to 'bypass' this DREADFULL bike lock and cycle away on my beloved bicycle.
From this experience I can only recommend that you not buy Halfords own brand locks! They are substandard, a complete waste of money and you will end up loosing a lot more cost wise than spending a bit extra on a proper lock.
Personally I have been put off purchasing any Halfords own brand products in the future. I wouldn't want to get burned again by useless tatt!
I don't like as much:no apparent resistance to theft whatsoever, bike stolen on first use of lock
Quality
1 / 5
Don't forget to regularly grease all keyholes and moving/connectible parts to stop the tealeaves from super gluing your Lock's!
1 Like #10
Seriously - Your gonna trust even a £100 bike with this trash???​
1 Like #11
dewonderful
They say you should buy a bike lock that is about one tenth the price of your bike, i.e. £500 bike - spend £50 on a lock.
By that reckoning, this lock should only be used on a bike worth £20 (_;)

I've never understood this rule.

My bikes vary in value from about £150 to £2000.

I lock them all up using my £70ish lock which is one of the best available.

If I locked up my cheap bikes with a cheap lock they'd probably be stolen very quickly, and I don't think a £200 lock would safeguard my most expensive bike much more.

Whatever the cost of your bike, if you want to leave it locked up for a long time in a public place it is sensible to spend about £60 to £80 on a good quality large D lock which can fit round the cycle stand/railings, the frame and both wheels when the front one has been detached.
1 Like #12
I lost 2 bikes in 1 week time between Nov 30th and Dec 6th last year, parked in the broad street, Reading. I was so stupid to buy the cable lock from Halfords on both occasions, I was assuming the big dome camera, busy walking people and the police warning sign put in front of the bike parking would keep the thieves away from my bike. Trust me my friend, nothing helped. Now I have 3 different expensive locks worth around £30 each, it's a bit heavy carrying these locks around but at least my new bike survived 100 days since I lost the 2. Better get a decent locks than get inconvenienced by some stupid burglar. NO CHEAP CABLE LOCKS PLEASE -from an annoyed victim who lost £1000 on bikes last year..
1 Like #13
ebble
dewonderful
They say you should buy a bike lock that is about one tenth the price of your bike, i.e. £500 bike - spend £50 on a lock.
By that reckoning, this lock should only be used on a bike worth £20 (_;)
I've never understood this rule.
Dude, it's not a rule. It's a rule of thumb that suggest the more expensive your bike, the more you should spent on securing it. That's all.

BTW, where do you keep all your expensive bikes locked up? I got a deal at Plumbcentre a month ago that I'm dying to try out ;)
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/folding-bolt-cutters-11-99-plumbcentre-free-c-c-2604497
2 Likes #14
CCTV footage of a bike locked with a cable lock being nicked, thief used no tools (apart from himself) =>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpzUNc09aAQ
1 Like #15
Better off locking your bike with tie grips than this ..
#16
Not even worth £2.
#17
I have lost a bike to this lock...

It was an ebike with no space for the dlock holder on the frame (battery in the way) so I wrapped this around the frame as a backup. Got lazy with checking I had my dlock on me, bye bye bikey.
#18
Pay an extra pound and get 3 locks for £2.99 at decathlon delivered to your local Asda
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/b-twin-100-cable-bike-lock-triple-pack-purple-red-silver-only-2-99-delivered-local-2614148


Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Feb 16, 2017 10:12
#19
I must live in a different country to the rest of you as I've been cycling for years, have always locked my bike up with a couple of locks like these and have never had a bike stolen.

Yes, we know a thief can cut one of these locks with the right tools, but having two locks on your bike acts more as a visual deterrent than a practical one and will make any potential thief question whether the time and effort to cut through two locks is worth it.

The simplest way to avoid your bike getting stolen is ride one that looks relatively cheap and always lock it up next to more expensive looking bikes!
#20
UncleWilly

The simplest way to avoid your bike getting stolen is ride one that looks relatively cheap and always lock it up next to more expensive looking bikes!

So, just ride around on one of these bad boys?

https://thinkpurpose.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/bso.jpg
#21
The combination version is also available at this price. Possibly useful as a deterrent on tools etc.
#22
UncleWilly
I must live in a different country to the rest of you as I've been cycling for years, have always locked my bike up with a couple of locks like these and have never had a bike stolen.
Yes, we know a thief can cut one of these locks with the right tools, but having two locks on your bike acts more as a visual deterrent than a practical one and will make any potential thief question whether the time and effort to cut through two locks is worth it.
The simplest way to avoid your bike getting stolen is ride one that looks relatively cheap and always lock it up next to more expensive looking bikes!


I used to use a padlock and chain plus a cable lock (although it was an old one from when they had more steel stands in the cable and an all-metal lock body, instead of being mostly plastic) and never considered my town a high theft area. Then some years ago, while walking down the main shopping street in the centre of my town, I passed a half empty bicycle stand that I regularly used with twisted up, broken cable locks littering the ground, and a badly bent bicycle frame hanging from a lock that hadn't given way, and a front wheel padlocked to the stand, with the rest of its bike missing. I found a similar amount of devastation at another stand in the same street and a few broken locks at one just off the main road.

I now use a expensive D-lock plus my cable lock to secure the front wheel, but I'm still wary about leaving my bike because a year or two after that I saw a small group of young kids behaving a bit odd, sitting on the modern stainless steel stands outside the newsagent just around the corner from my house. At the time I thought they were just smoking fags, but the next day I saw the stand that they were sitting either side of, which had a bicycle locked to had been snapped off.

Edited By: melted on Feb 16, 2017 12:40
1 Like #23
I've had 3 bikes stolen over the years, but I've never had one stolen that was secured with a U-Lock.

My current lock is a Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock which I've had for 11 years and used to secure several bikes. They're not even that expensive- the current version can be had for about £30.
#24
Muig1972
I've had 3 bikes stolen over the years, but I've never had one stolen that was secured with a U-Lock.
My current lock is a Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock which I've had for 11 years and used to secure several bikes. They're not even that expensive- the current version can be had for about £30.

For me it's not the cost, it's the weight that's the issue. The lock you describe is listed online as weighing 1.7kg, equivalent to 4.5 cans of coke, which is a pretty substantial weight to carry around in your rucksack or on your frame. Seeing as many cyclists will spend hundreds of pounds to buy a bike that's as light as possible, it seems counterproductive to then carry around a big weighty lock!
#25
UncleWilly
Muig1972
I've had 3 bikes stolen over the years, but I've never had one stolen that was secured with a U-Lock.
My current lock is a Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock which I've had for 11 years and used to secure several bikes. They're not even that expensive- the current version can be had for about £30.
For me it's not the cost, it's the weight that's the issue. The lock you describe is listed online as weighing 1.7kg, equivalent to 4.5 cans of coke, which is a pretty substantial weight to carry around in your rucksack or on your frame. Seeing as many cyclists will spend hundreds of pounds to buy a bike that's as light as possible, it seems counterproductive to then carry around a big weighty lock!

Indeed, that's a quandry. My Kryptonite is only 1.3kg, yet at 35cm long it's bigger than the new version- they've obviously beefed them up.

Personally, I think that if you're cycle-commuting or touring the extra weight of the lock in a backpack or pannier isn't a problem at all- as you're probably carrying extra luggage anyway.

If I'm out cycling in the countryside or on trails for an afternoon, I don't take the U-Lock: at most I take a light padlock and chain for when I nip into a shop for some sweets...
#26
peeps use your imagination if not on a bike use elsewhere.
#27
Such MEAN ppl in society (thieves+burglars):( , wot a headache, as if Cycling isnt Stressful enough ...
Then have to worry abt Security + carting it around ..
And Weather considerations ...
Gawd, at this rate, wud need a Horse n Carriage to pull me, the bike, added Security, n All Weather's accessories oO

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